Licorice, Tivoli Gardens and Freetown Christiana

Licorice, Tivoli Gardens and Freetown Christiana.   What do these three vastly different things have in common? Well, they are all located in Copenhagen, so there is that. But like the multitude of bike riders that roll through the Danish city each day, each offers a distinctly unique version of the Danish lifestyle, so I …

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Stairway to Heaven at Vor Frelsers Kirke

Who says you can't climb a stairway to heaven? One of the first things Mike and I did after we arrived in Copenhagen was climb the stairs of the incredible Vor Frelsers Kirke. First things first, "kirke" is the word for "church" in Danish and Vor Frelsers Kirke in English means "Our Savior's Church."  Many …

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Is the Danish really Danish? (And other facts about Nordic Cuisine)

Suppose I told you the raspberry Danish pastry that we know and love in the USA didn't originate with the Danish.  Blasphemy, you say. No, it's true. In Denmark pastries are called Weinerbrød (which translates to "Vienna bread") after their origins in none other than Austria. In the 1850s bakers went on strike in Denmark, …

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There’s Nothing Rotten in Denmark

  "Hej" from Copenhagen!! (That's hello in Danish and it's pronounce "hi" with a little upward lilt at the end).  We wandered off from Pula on March 20 and spent the last week of March in the beautiful city of Copenhagen in Denmark.   From my time here I have come to the anti-Shakespearian conclusion …

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